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The Power to Inspire!

What we do

We have made over £7million in grants since launching in 2005, but now our ambition is to go further and reach 500,000 young people by 2026, and hen 500,000 a year from then on.

To do this, we commission and support a range of projects that give young people a meaningful experience of STEM, as well as supporting scholarships and opportunities to inspire them with careers in tech, engineering and aviation.

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Road to RIAT

This competition is designed to inspire Key Stage 2 students (or equivalent) to think creatively about air and space. Winners attend The Royal International Air Tattoo and receive Lego® Spike Primes worth £670 for their school.

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If You Were an Engineer

Our ‘If you were an engineer’ programme is one of the ways we’re inspiring young people (aged 3-19) to begin engineering careers.

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Flying Training

We’re helping young people gain their Light Aircraft Pilot Licences (LAPL). The best performers receive further training through our Top-Up Scheme.​ Last year we provided funding for 180 Junior Ranks Pilot Scholarships.

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Awards & Scholarships

Our funding of Arkwright Engineering Scholarships has helped 40 sixth formers to become engineer leaders of the future.

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RAF Air Cadets

Find out about how we support the Air Cadets and the amazing work they do at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT).

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